July 15, 2009

Justify My Netflix: Choke

(Like many Netflix customers, I too can get quite lax with the timely watching and returning of my movies, which of course defeats the entire purpose of having a flat-rate rental plan in the first place. To combat that, I am now writing standardized mini-reviews of each and every movie I end up watching through Netflix, both instantly and on DVD. Don't forget, all previous 'Justify My Netflix' reviews can be found on CCLaP's main movie page.)

Choke, the movie

Today's movie: Choke, 2008 (IMDB | Netflix | Wikipedia)

Why I added it to my queue: Because it's the latest high-profile adaptation of a novel by "Master of the Uncomfortable" Chuck Palahniuk; and I'm a big huge fan of Palahniuk so am willing to watch just about any adaptation of his work ever made.

The reality: A Palahniuk story re-imagined as a zany scatological comedy? Yeah, just as disastrously wrong as it sounds, kind of like trying to make some ultra-dark New French Extremity point about rape by having the female victim fart in the middle of one. Ugh -- talk about a movie too horrible to even waste time railing against.

Strangest piece of trivia: The entire thing was shot in three weeks. Gee, really?

Worth your time? Good Lord, no

Filed by Jason Pettus at 1:43 PM, July 15, 2009. Filed under: Movies | Reviews |